4 - 5 OCTOBER 2017 / EXCEL LONDON

Nick Blundell

Company: AppCheck NG

Job Title: Head Of R&D

Nick Blundell

Nick's main focus at AppCheck is innovation in the automated detection of vulnerabilities, particularly in increasingly complex and oft-targeted web applications, where contemporary scanning software often falls very short in comparison to the manual analysis of an experienced penetration tester; needless to say, the goal of Nick and his team's work is to lead in the narrowing of this gap in order to better meet the security concerns of organisations.

Nick has a background in Computer Science research and previously lectured in Operating Systems, Computer Networking, and Distributed Systems at the University of Birmingham School of Computer Science.

He enjoys teaching, coding and talking about vulnerabilities and ideas with anyone who has the time... so come for a chat.

See our blog for more information about our team's work: http://appcheck-ng.com/blog/

Nick Blundell Seminars

  • Web Application Security – Why so hard? Wed 4th Oct 12:00 - 12:50

    Web Application Security – Why so hard?

    Due to their large and complex attack surface and the difficulty in ensuring they are secure, web applications continue to be a prime target in attacks. All it takes is a flaw in the application itself, its framework, the web server or proxy server configuration, or even some third-party component (e.g. such as a JavaScript library that is embedded on each web page) to lead to full compromise of a host or network.

    In this session we will talk both generally about the trends in web application security and look at specific examples of how key vulnerabilities arise (e.g. discussing how, without adequate sanitisation, tainted user input can reach dangerous functions within some layer of the system), paying particular attention to those more subtle cases that usually go under the radar, such as within HTML5 applications.

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    Time / Place

    Wed 4th Oct 12:00 to 12:50

    Cyber Hack

  • Web Application Security – Why so hard? Thu 5th Oct 12:00 - 12:50

    Web Application Security – Why so hard?

    Due to their large and complex attack surface and the difficulty in ensuring they are secure, web applications continue to be a prime target in attacks. All it takes is a flaw in the application itself, its framework, the web server or proxy server configuration, or even some third-party component (e.g. such as a JavaScript library that is embedded on each web page) to lead to full compromise of a host or network.

    In this session we will talk both generally about the trends in web application security and look at specific examples of how key vulnerabilities arise (e.g. discussing how, without adequate sanitisation, tainted user input can reach dangerous functions within some layer of the system), paying particular attention to those more subtle cases that usually go under the radar, such as within HTML5 applications.

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    Time / Place

    Thu 5th Oct 12:00 to 12:50

    Cyber Hack

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